This Canon EOS 7D Kit includes the EF 28-135 IS Lens and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.
Standard Zoom Lens
The EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a standard zoom lens with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. Very handy for places where flash is prohibited. Uses ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus. Closest focusing distance is 20 in. (50cm).
Telephoto Zoom Lens
The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens has been developed to meet the high-performance standards that today's photographers demand. Improved Image Stabilizer Technology provides up to three stops of "shake" correction, and the "Mode 2" option stabilizes images while panning with a moving subject. Compared to the original Canon EF 75-300mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens has faster autofocus, and overall the lens is lighter and has a smaller diameter than the original. The zoom ring can be locked at the 70mm position, making this powerful lens easy to transport, too.
A Whole New Class of EOS
With a host of brand new features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the new EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo II AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly-designed technology, provides approximately 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities - not just with stills but also with video - are beyond amazement.
Maximum resolution for any application
The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors ensure that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 7D's ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8 fps, as well as Face Detection Live Mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.
Low Light Excellence
With a broad range of ISO settings, the EOS 7D enables shooting from dawn through dusk and ensures capture of the finest detail. With enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization, shooting in situations previously possible only with flash becomes as simple as point and shoot.
The Speed You Need
Capable of shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW at 8 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action. Canon's remarkable shutter, combined with speedy, sophisticated electronics, ensures instant response and performance. A rapidly-occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in perfect clarity.
HD Dreams Come True
Boasting the most advanced EOS movie capturing features to date, the EOS 7D does not just shoot video clips, it offers the enhanced image quality, smooth frame rates and adaptive exposure compensation necessary in a professional movie-making tool. By shooting video with a large sensor camera, it's simple to take advantage of the image characteristics intrinsic to SLR photography and not necessarily to video cameras. In addition to a number of different recording size and frame rate modes, the EOS 7D enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options. And it's all as easy as the press of a button — the EOS 7D has a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording lever with a start/stop button that gets the shooting started fast.
Spectacular eye-level view
The EOS 7D features a phenomenal redesigned viewfinder that not only offers 100 percent coverage, 1x magnification, a 29.4° angle of view and user-controlled dioptric adjustment, it also features a newly-designed transparent LCD display which enables a number of viewfinder displays to be overlaid at the touch of a button. Whereas with other cameras the representation of AF points and metering areas are static, with the EOS 7D, they can be displayed, adjusted and hidden, in camera, with ease. This means less distraction and more clarity to view the image in its entirety. Display options include: grid, spot metering, AF points display, hide all, zone AF, spot (single-point) AF, AF point expansion and Dual Axis Electronic Level display. The EOS 7D even features a brilliant new Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1° increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
Faster, More Accurate AF
Canon packed its most advanced technologies into the EOS 7D's AF system. With 19 high-precision, cross-type AF sensors, any of which can be selected automatically or manually, the EOS 7D is equipped to handle even the trickiest of focus situations with ease. The high-speed microcomputers in the EOS 7D use advanced algorithms that help ensure the fastest, most accurate AF performance under the widest variety of conditions. In addition, Canon's Light Source detection AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account artificial lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments and the EOS 7D's new Intelligent Macro focusing tracks the object or the camera's movement when shooting close-up, to ensure focus is never lost. AF modes can be customized to suit the situation, ensuring reliable focus, every time.
More Information Ensures Accurate Exposure
The EOS 7D features a new, 63 zone dual-layer sensor designed to complement the 19-point AF system. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points, this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy for better results even in difficult lighting situations. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS 7D gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes, such as in a theater or concert hall. This makes the EOS 7D ideal for scenes with extreme difference in brightness such as brightly lit scenes or backlit scenes; the camera balances exposure of the main subject at the background, and exposures are not overly influenced by bright areas in the shot.
Built to Perform
The EOS 7D is constructed of the highest quality materials, to exacting standards to ensure unfettered performance at all times. For example, the shutter can shoot at speeds up to 1/8000 sec. for 150,000 cycles; the chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera's seals are built to resist water and dust. This combination makes the EOS 7D ready for anything.
Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera Expert Review
Canon has recently launched its 18 megapixel EOS 7D digital camera that boasts a linear progression of resolutions different from its predecessors. The Canon EOS 7D is part of the DSLR family and looks a lot like the EOS 50D. Apart from having an 18 MP sensor, it is equipped with an impressive viewfinder, and 1.0X magnification with 100 percent coverage.
Canon’s EOS range of DSLR cameras come with state-of-the-art features that allow photographers to experiment with their creativity. These digital SLR cameras provide outstanding image quality and deliver unmatched performance. This camera allows photographers to have more control over the functioning which promises great-looking photos and videos. These cameras are equipped with a specialist macro lenses for close-up photography or a fast-aperture prime lenses to offer ultimate picture quality with depth of field control. These camera can also shoot full HD videos with fine control over depth of field. The digital cameras in the Canon EOS range cater to every kind of photographer- beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals.
Build and Design
The Canon EOS 7D is a sturdy digital camera which gives you superior performance at all times. The chassis of this camera is built with lightweight and rigid magnesium, while its sealed design can resist water and dust. With this combination, the EOS 7D is easy to hold and convenient for photographers to shoot pictures. Its amazing magnesium body provides shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles that enable photographers to shoot pictures at high shutter speeds.
The Canon EOS 7D digital camera features an intelligent, viewfinder with 100 percent field of view. Its viewfinder offers a wide viewing angle of 29.4°, 1x magnification, and user-controlled dioptric adjustment. This camera also comes with a newly designed transparent LCD screen that shows the viewfinder, which is displayed at the touch of a button. The representation of metering areas and AF points in EOS 7D are easy to display, adjust, and hide. This allows photographers to view the images on the screen with more clarity and less distraction. Its LCD screen provides various display options like spot metering, grid, AF points display, AF point expansion, spot (single-point) AF, and dual axis electronic level display. The tilt display of EOS 7D helps in capturing perfectly leveled shots on the viewfinder or LCD.
The Canon EOS 7D digital camera is equipped with two lenses: EF 28-135 mm IS lens and EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The EF 28-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a standard zoom lens with high zoom ratio and image stabilizer. The image stabilizer allows photographers to obtain sharp, natural-looking photos in dim lighting without using a flash or a tripod. This camera uses ring-type USM that is perfect for fast, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus. The closest focusing distance provided by this lens is 20 inches (50 cm).
The second lens EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM is a telephoto lens that meets the high performance standards required by professional photographers. This lens uses improved image stabilizer technology that offers up to three stops of shake correction. It also uses Mode 2 option that stabilizes pictures when panning with a moving subject. When compared with the Canon EF 75-300 mm IS zoom lens, this telephoto lens provides faster autofocus. It is lightweight and has a smaller diameter than the original lens.
The Canon EOS 7D camera comes with 18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor. This sensor enables the camera to provide a high level of resolution. Its high resolution photos can be used to crop for enlargement without any possibility of losing out on details. With the CMOS sensor, the photographers can get smooth shots at the highest sensitivity. This camera works on Dual DIGIC 4 Image processor which captures, processes, and stores images at remarkably faster speeds. It allows photographers to shoot up to 130†/ JPEG Large/Fine, as well as 25†/ RAW images at 8.0 fps.
Image and Video Quality
The Canon EOS 7D digital camera provides a broad range of ISO settings that allow photographers to shoot photos in the finest detail from dawn through dusk. This camera comes with enhanced, low noise high sensitivity optimization that allows photographers to shoot without flash. Canon EOS 7D is packed with 19 high precision, cross-type AF sensors that can be selected manually or automatically. It gives the most accurate AF performance under different shooting conditions. This camera is equipped with Canon’s Light source detection AF, which automatically compensates the focus and makes appropriate adjustments. It also features macro focusing that track the object or the camera’s movement. This feature ensures that the focus is not lost when shooting close-up photos.
The Canon EOS 7D digital camera allows photographers to shoot full HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The photographers can shoot videos at 30p, 24p or 25 fps for up to 4GB. This camera stores the videos in .MOV format and can be viewed in Full HD, using HDMI output. It also enables other recording types like HD at 1280 x 720 and SD/VGA at 640 x 480.
Canon EOS 7D Firmware version 2.0X allows photographers to enjoy full compatibility with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2. The GPS Receiver GP-E2 is perfect to record location like longitude, latitude, elevation, and direction in the form of EXIF data.
The Canon EOS 7D digital camera with EF 28-135 IS lens and EF 70-300 IS USM is perfect for professional and semi-professional photographers. It promises professional grade performance for those who require high speed burst photography. This camera provides superior picture quality with its amazing autofocus and great continuous shooting rate with JPEG files.